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Best Baby Monitors in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best baby monitors in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

With so many options available, it is hard to tell which baby monitor is the right for you?

You can go old school to pick a walkie-talkie type device. They are basic in nature, reliable and inexpensive. Or you can invest in wearable, hi-tech baby monitors which look super-cool, expensive but not yet proven in terms of reliability. And video baby monitors come right in between. They have the dependability of the old school and also, the coolness of the modern monitors.

Before you decide on which one to put your money on, have a look at our buyer’s guide of best baby monitors in India as it might just help!

UPDATED

12/6/2021

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Transmitter or App

Screen Display Size (in inches)

Two-way Audio

Pro's & Con's

Temperature Monitoring

Night Vision

Motion Detection

Sound Detection

Pan and Tilt

Lullabies

Alarm

Expandable

Digital Zoom

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Infant Optics

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Our Rating

9.9 / 10

12/2020

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Transmitter

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3.5

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Interchangeable optical lens
Promising battery life (12 hours audio-only mode and 8 hours with live screen)
Plug and play
The screen can be shut off at night leaving just the sound for peaceful sleep
Fully encrypted signal transmissions
Built within US standard voltage, so, you can’t operate without the SDV converter
Very expensive
Up to 4 cameras
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Nooie

Cam 360

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Our Rating

9.8 / 10

12/2020

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Works with Alexa
32ft (10m) night vision in pitch-black
Multiple security protocols to keep your data safe
Rotates 355° horizontally and 94° vertically
Wi-Fi enabled
No colour screen
No self-timer
Not mentioned

Babysense

Video Baby Monitor

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

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2.4

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Eco-mode
No security issues due to no Wi-Fi use
Compact and lightweight
Great picture & sound quality
Easy to set up and use
Eco mode is not available when paired up with another camera
Short camera power cord
Up to 4 cameras
2 X

HelloBaby

3.2” Video Baby Monitor

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

12/2020

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3.2

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Cover transmission range of up to 960 feet
Excellent battery life (12 hours while on power-saving mode and 8 hours with live screen)
Plug and play
Secure from interference
Sound activated LED indicator
Up to 4 cameras
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Motorola

MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

12/2020

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2.8

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Five LED alerts for noise level
Data encryption for security
8-10 hours battery life
Covers 650ft (200m) with “out-of-range” warning
Secure from interference
Small screen size
Up to 4 cameras

Summer Infant

Glimpse Plus

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

12/2020

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Transmitter

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3.5

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Automatic power saver mode
4 inches expandable screen
HD LCD video with pan, scan and zoom remote control
Up to 1000-ft. range
Remote digital zoom
Users have a complaint of low battery and poor signal
Up to 4 cameras

SereneLife

Video Baby Monitor Long Range-SLBCAM10

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8.9 / 10

12/2020

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2

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VOX mode
The clip-on feature makes it portable
2.4Ghz video transmission
Up to 850-ft. range
Very small screen size
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Infant Optics

Dxr-8


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Our Rating

9.9 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

Interchangeable optical lens
Promising battery life (12 hours audio-only mode and 8 hours with live screen)
Plug and play
The screen can be shut off at night leaving just the sound for peaceful sleep
Fully encrypted signal transmissions
Built within US standard voltage, so, you can’t operate without the SDV converter
Very expensive

Features

Transmitter or App

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3.5

Two-way Audio

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Temperature Monitoring

Night Vision

Motion Detection

Sound Detection

Pan and Tilt

Lullabies

Alarm

Expandable

Up to 4 cameras

Digital Zoom

2 X

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Aditi Lohia

Aditi Lohia

Buyer's Guide - Best Baby Monitors in India 2021

Know all about baby monitors and choose the best.

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for baby monitors

What should you look for when buying a baby monitor?

2

Use Cases: The best baby monitors for you

Which type of baby monitor is best for your use case?

3

FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for baby monitors

Best practices for baby monitors usage and care.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for baby monitors

1.1 Types

  • Audio

Audio monitors are sound-only monitor which allows you to listen to your baby. You can listen to your baby’s coos and come to know when he or she is crying. It minimizes background noise, such as an air conditioner. Some of the audio monitors come with a light-up element, so you come to know about the baby’s cry, even if the system is on mute.

  • Video

Digital monitors send encrypted transmissions, so it is next to impossible for any receiver picking up the sounds from your baby’s room, be it your next-door neighbour or anyone else. They are a bit expensive as compared to audio monitors, but improved sound quality and the added security are worth paying the higher price.

  • Audio+video

A small camera is either mounted on the wall or placed on a flat surface in the baby’s room, and you can both see and listen to your baby. Some video monitors come with a touch screen feature so you can zoom in, pan or tilt the camera. These cameras offer several other features which we discussed in detail further in this section like night vision, temperature sensor, sound activation, etc.

  • Wireless

The name says a lot. Wireless digital monitors can be connected to existing smart devices such as phones and tablets and send signals via an existing Wi-Fi on the connected device. Receivers receive a notification on the devices when there is a change in movement or the baby makes any noise.

  • Movement

A movement monitor, also known as a wearable or sensor monitor, is used to know if the baby has moved in her crib for no longer than 20 seconds. These types of monitors use a motion-sensitive pad that is placed under the cot or baby’s mattress. They are sensitive enough to determine even the baby’s heart rate, pulse or breathing rate.

  • Audio

Audio monitors are sound-only monitor which allows you to listen to your baby. You can listen to your baby’s coos and come to know when he or she is crying. It minimizes background noise, such as an air conditioner. Some of the audio monitors come with a light-up element, so you come to know about the baby’s cry, even if the system is on mute.

  • Video

Digital monitors send encrypted transmissions, so it is next to impossible for any receiver picking up the sounds from your baby’s room, be it your next-door neighbour or anyone else. They are a bit expensive as compared to audio monitors, but improved sound quality and the added security are worth paying the higher price.

  • Audio+video

A small camera is either mounted on the wall or placed on a flat surface in the baby’s room, and you can both see and listen to your baby. Some video monitors come with a touch screen feature so you can zoom in, pan or tilt the camera. These cameras offer several other features which we discussed in detail further in this section like night vision, temperature sensor, sound activation, etc.

  • Wireless

The name says a lot. Wireless digital monitors can be connected to existing smart devices such as phones and tablets and send signals via an existing Wi-Fi on the connected device. Receivers receive a notification on the devices when there is a change in movement or the baby makes any noise.

  • Movement

A movement monitor, also known as a wearable or sensor monitor, is used to know if the baby has moved in her crib for no longer than 20 seconds. These types of monitors use a motion-sensitive pad that is placed under the cot or baby’s mattress. They are sensitive enough to determine even the baby’s heart rate, pulse or breathing rate.

1.2 Cordless or Battery

A baby monitor consist of a receiver and transmitter. Typically, transmitters have an electrical cord or non-rechargeable batteries while a receiver has an electrical cord or rechargeable batteries. Pick a model which has rechargeable batteries, or a cord to plug-in, or Lithium-ion-batteries so that the device works for at least 6 hours on a single charge and you do not have to visit a store every other day. Whereas, if you are using a personal smart device like a smartphone or laptop, then you need to ensure it has a long battery to stream live video and give you audio feed continuously. Monitors with a low-battery indicator come in handy in such situations.

A baby monitor consist of a receiver and transmitter. Typically, transmitters have an electrical cord or non-rechargeable batteries while a receiver has an electrical cord or rechargeable batteries. Pick a model which has rechargeable batteries, or a cord to plug-in, or Lithium-ion-batteries so that the device works for at least 6 hours on a single charge and you do not have to visit a store every other day. Whereas, if you are using a personal smart device like a smartphone or laptop, then you need to ensure it has a long battery to stream live video and give you audio feed continuously. Monitors with a low-battery indicator come in handy in such situations.

1.3 Range

What is the point of buying a monitor if you have to stay within the hearing distance of your baby’s room to get the best out of it? Therefore, the device must have a wide coverage range.

The range of baby monitor gets affected by some factors as well like room size, wall construction materials, crib style. Therefore, consider them as well. Moreover, the analogue monitor is a big no-no if you have a big house as their signal strength is weak and gets weaker when travelling through walls. Digital monitors perform better in such situations. And if your monitor has DECT technology embedded then even better because the signal will be transmitted with little to zero interference. 

The greater the range, the better it is especially if you plan to take your monitor out of the house.

What is the point of buying a monitor if you have to stay within the hearing distance of your baby’s room to get the best out of it? Therefore, the device must have a wide coverage range.

The range of baby monitor gets affected by some factors as well like room size, wall construction materials, crib style. Therefore, consider them as well. Moreover, the analogue monitor is a big no-no if you have a big house as their signal strength is weak and gets weaker when travelling through walls. Digital monitors perform better in such situations. And if your monitor has DECT technology embedded then even better because the signal will be transmitted with little to zero interference. 

The greater the range, the better it is especially if you plan to take your monitor out of the house.

1.4 Camera Angles

The camera angle feature comes into the picture when you need to monitor a camera in more than one room or have more than one child. In such a case, you will have to view all the videos on a single monitor. In all of the monitors, you can change the camera angle manually, and some advanced models have remote-controlled cameras. You can pan the angle side-to-side, tilt the camera up or down, zoom it in or out without entering the room.

The camera angle feature comes into the picture when you need to monitor a camera in more than one room or have more than one child. In such a case, you will have to view all the videos on a single monitor. In all of the monitors, you can change the camera angle manually, and some advanced models have remote-controlled cameras. You can pan the angle side-to-side, tilt the camera up or down, zoom it in or out without entering the room.

1.5 Band Frequency

If a baby monitor is placed close to an electrical device that has a similar frequency, then there could be interference. Therefore, it is wise to buy a baby monitor that has different frequency bandwidth from the existing device in your home. For example, if your wireless device has a 2.4 GHz frequency than choose a baby monitor with a different frequency. 

The DECT baby monitors with a frequency of 1.9 GHz score brownie points here. Their frequency is exclusively reserved for voice technologies. In fact, two DECT devices at the same place will also not create any interference.

If a baby monitor is placed close to an electrical device that has a similar frequency, then there could be interference. Therefore, it is wise to buy a baby monitor that has different frequency bandwidth from the existing device in your home. For example, if your wireless device has a 2.4 GHz frequency than choose a baby monitor with a different frequency. 

The DECT baby monitors with a frequency of 1.9 GHz score brownie points here. Their frequency is exclusively reserved for voice technologies. In fact, two DECT devices at the same place will also not create any interference.

1.6 Security and Privacy

Parents have horror stories of their baby camera been hacked and strangers talking to their child at night when you’re asleep. They can even see you while you are feeding and spending quality time with your baby.

However, there are baby monitors facilitating end-to-end encrypted singles from the transmitter to the receiver. Also, pick wireless routers with WAP2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security and monitors with SLS/TLS certificate. Moreover, set a strong password for your Wi-Fi and disable the remote action to both the Wi-Fi and the monitor for further protection.

Parents have horror stories of their baby camera been hacked and strangers talking to their child at night when you’re asleep. They can even see you while you are feeding and spending quality time with your baby.

However, there are baby monitors facilitating end-to-end encrypted singles from the transmitter to the receiver. Also, pick wireless routers with WAP2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security and monitors with SLS/TLS certificate. Moreover, set a strong password for your Wi-Fi and disable the remote action to both the Wi-Fi and the monitor for further protection.

1.7 DECT Technology

Monitors using Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) technology are unique. They use a low-frequency band that’s designed for voice-only communication (like cordless phones, video game controls, Bluetooth devices), as opposed to the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The frequency is such that there is no room for any interference from any other device, and you get the clearest sound from your baby's room.

Monitors using Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) technology are unique. They use a low-frequency band that’s designed for voice-only communication (like cordless phones, video game controls, Bluetooth devices), as opposed to the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The frequency is such that there is no room for any interference from any other device, and you get the clearest sound from your baby's room.

1.8 Interchangeable Camera Lenses

Interchangeable camera lenses is a modern and unique feature. When the camera is kept close to the baby, perhaps, on the edge of the crib or a dresser, you might need a wide-angle camera. Whereas, if the camera is positioned relatively far from the baby, you might prefer the regular narrow-angle camera. This feature gives you the desired flexibility.

Interchangeable camera lenses is a modern and unique feature. When the camera is kept close to the baby, perhaps, on the edge of the crib or a dresser, you might need a wide-angle camera. Whereas, if the camera is positioned relatively far from the baby, you might prefer the regular narrow-angle camera. This feature gives you the desired flexibility.

1.9 Easy to Use

The 25 fancy features are good for nothing if you can’t navigate the menu or change options. All of our listed baby monitors have great utility, high sound & video quality and a great feature set. And most importantly, they all are user-friendly.

The 25 fancy features are good for nothing if you can’t navigate the menu or change options. All of our listed baby monitors have great utility, high sound & video quality and a great feature set. And most importantly, they all are user-friendly.

1.10 Night Vision

When the baby's asleep in a dark room, you can have the video feed as long as your monitor has a night vision display. High-end models even allow you to control the brightness on your screen.

When the baby's asleep in a dark room, you can have the video feed as long as your monitor has a night vision display. High-end models even allow you to control the brightness on your screen.

1.11 Sound Activation

Sound activation is an important feature to consider. Your baby monitor will turn its speaker on if it detects a child’s cry. Avoid end up buying a monitor that activates its sound on detecting random noise in the room such as air conditioner, blower, etc.

Sound activation is an important feature to consider. Your baby monitor will turn its speaker on if it detects a child’s cry. Avoid end up buying a monitor that activates its sound on detecting random noise in the room such as air conditioner, blower, etc.

1.12 Motion Sensor

There are baby monitors that can filter out “normal” motions, just like the sound. The receiver will turn on only when your baby makes an unusual motion such as rolling over.

There are baby monitors that can filter out “normal” motions, just like the sound. The receiver will turn on only when your baby makes an unusual motion such as rolling over.

1.13 Two-way Audio

Some of the best baby monitors have an integrated intercom system. These monitors come with both speaker and mic. So, not only you can hear your baby’s coos and cries but also, sing a lullaby, narrate stories, or simply talk to him or her.

Some of the best baby monitors have an integrated intercom system. These monitors come with both speaker and mic. So, not only you can hear your baby’s coos and cries but also, sing a lullaby, narrate stories, or simply talk to him or her.

1.14 Temperature Sensor

Most of the baby monitors come with a temperature sensor that monitors the temperature in your baby’s room and alerts you in case of any significant change.

Most of the baby monitors come with a temperature sensor that monitors the temperature in your baby’s room and alerts you in case of any significant change.

1.15 Lullabies and Stories

It is another useful feature that helps in soothing babies, entertain them or put them to sleep. Some of the monitors have in-built lullabies and stories, which you can play from the parent unit, phone or computer.

It is another useful feature that helps in soothing babies, entertain them or put them to sleep. Some of the monitors have in-built lullabies and stories, which you can play from the parent unit, phone or computer.

1.16 Interference Filters

The clarity of the voice or video image coming to the receiver is of utmost importance because if you can’t see or hear your baby, the very purpose of the monitor is ruined. For example, background noises can be both distracting and annoying if picked up by a baby monitor. Therefore, a baby monitor with a feature that filters out unwanted noise will be helpful.

The clarity of the voice or video image coming to the receiver is of utmost importance because if you can’t see or hear your baby, the very purpose of the monitor is ruined. For example, background noises can be both distracting and annoying if picked up by a baby monitor. Therefore, a baby monitor with a feature that filters out unwanted noise will be helpful.

1.17 Connectivity

Some audio/video monitors can be connected to even televisions so you can watch your baby on a big screen. Such connectivity lets you watch the TV and monitor your baby at the same time conveniently.

Some audio/video monitors can be connected to even televisions so you can watch your baby on a big screen. Such connectivity lets you watch the TV and monitor your baby at the same time conveniently.

1.18 Multiple Handsets

Same as you can have more than one camera at home to monitor the baby, you can also have more than one receiver. You might always be moving around in your home then you’ll want a receiver that you can move around the house - bedroom, living room or kitchen. However, isn’t it better if you had a handset for each area? Some better models come with extra handsets, so you have spares for separate rooms.

Same as you can have more than one camera at home to monitor the baby, you can also have more than one receiver. You might always be moving around in your home then you’ll want a receiver that you can move around the house - bedroom, living room or kitchen. However, isn’t it better if you had a handset for each area? Some better models come with extra handsets, so you have spares for separate rooms.

1.19 Out-of-Range Indicator

Monitors with this feature either indicate through light or beeping sound once you’ve reached the monitor’s range limit. This is a helpful feature because otherwise, static is the only indication that you’re out of range.

Monitors with this feature either indicate through light or beeping sound once you’ve reached the monitor’s range limit. This is a helpful feature because otherwise, static is the only indication that you’re out of range.

1.20 Low-Battery Indicator

This feature nowadays forms part of the most battery-powered device. In the case of a baby monitor as well, there is a light or an icon on an LCD display that indicates when the batteries in the receiver are running low.

This feature nowadays forms part of the most battery-powered device. In the case of a baby monitor as well, there is a light or an icon on an LCD display that indicates when the batteries in the receiver are running low.

1.21 Expandability

Expandability is the feature using which you can use one receiver for more than one camera. Most of the baby monitors let you add up to four cameras, which proves to be helpful if you want to monitor more than one child or you want to cover more than just the baby's room.

Expandability is the feature using which you can use one receiver for more than one camera. Most of the baby monitors let you add up to four cameras, which proves to be helpful if you want to monitor more than one child or you want to cover more than just the baby's room.

1.22 Portability

Some cameras can be mounted on the wall, put on the table, or carried along during travel. Similarly, the handset is light and compact, which makes them portable, and you can easily take it from one room to another. A brand might add a unique feature to its monitor to enhance portability. For example, on our list, SereneLife SLBCAM10 comes with a clip-on feature. It lets you clip the monitor on your belt, pocket or waistband, to allow you to be portable and mobile.

Portability is an essential feature to consider for flexibility.

Some cameras can be mounted on the wall, put on the table, or carried along during travel. Similarly, the handset is light and compact, which makes them portable, and you can easily take it from one room to another. A brand might add a unique feature to its monitor to enhance portability. For example, on our list, SereneLife SLBCAM10 comes with a clip-on feature. It lets you clip the monitor on your belt, pocket or waistband, to allow you to be portable and mobile.

Portability is an essential feature to consider for flexibility.

1.23 Volume Control

Volume control might sound like a simple feature, but not every branded baby monitor has it. This is a crucial feature because you might not need the same volume setting during day and night time. Another thing to ensure is, the feature should be easy to access.

Volume control might sound like a simple feature, but not every branded baby monitor has it. This is a crucial feature because you might not need the same volume setting during day and night time. Another thing to ensure is, the feature should be easy to access.

1.24 Price and Warranty

Baby monitors don’t come cheap. A lot of variety is available from standard to high-end. Models with the best set of features and quality are usually expensive. We would suggest, list down your requirements and match with the features for a wise purchase. Besides, it is better to go for a model that has an extended warranty period because, in case of a problem, you can just get it repaired or replaced for no extra costs.

Baby monitors don’t come cheap. A lot of variety is available from standard to high-end. Models with the best set of features and quality are usually expensive. We would suggest, list down your requirements and match with the features for a wise purchase. Besides, it is better to go for a model that has an extended warranty period because, in case of a problem, you can just get it repaired or replaced for no extra costs.

2. Use Cases: The best baby monitors for you

2.1 I live in a small house, do I still need a baby monitor?

The size of the house rarely matters in this case. As long as your baby has a caretaker or you can immediately hear the coos and cries of your child in the distance, you don’t need a baby monitor.

The size of the house rarely matters in this case. As long as your baby has a caretaker or you can immediately hear the coos and cries of your child in the distance, you don’t need a baby monitor.

2.2 I live in a big house, should I get more than one cameras?

If your baby spends time in more than one room and there is nobody to monitor your child in other rooms, then more than one camera will come in handy.

If your baby spends time in more than one room and there is nobody to monitor your child in other rooms, then more than one camera will come in handy.

2.3 I am a working mother and often need to move around the house for several tasks. Will paying extra bucks for more than one handset will be worth?

Absolutely. However, portable a handset might be but what’s more convenient is having a handset in maximum rooms or area. Another option is to buy a compact receiver that clips to your belt or waistband like SereneLife SLBCAM10.

Absolutely. However, portable a handset might be but what’s more convenient is having a handset in maximum rooms or area. Another option is to buy a compact receiver that clips to your belt or waistband like SereneLife SLBCAM10.

2.4 I work from home. Which baby monitor will be best for me?

Any baby monitor that has a light-up audio indicator will be best for you. You will be able to work continuously while keeping the monitor on mute. The lights will inform you how loud your baby is cooing or crying.

Any baby monitor that has a light-up audio indicator will be best for you. You will be able to work continuously while keeping the monitor on mute. The lights will inform you how loud your baby is cooing or crying.

2.5 My neighbour has a baby monitor too? How can I confirm regrading there is no frequency interference while I use the baby monitor?

To reduce or eliminate radio frequency interference, get a baby monitor with encrypted digital or DECT technology. It will keep all sound transmissions clear and secure.

To reduce or eliminate radio frequency interference, get a baby monitor with encrypted digital or DECT technology. It will keep all sound transmissions clear and secure.

2.6 I have twins. Which baby monitor will be best for me?

Considering you have a single room for your babies, your camera should have pan, tilt and zoom features. If your camera supports interchangeable lenses then even better. If you have separate rooms for them, buy a monitor which is expandable and supports multiple cameras.

Considering you have a single room for your babies, your camera should have pan, tilt and zoom features. If your camera supports interchangeable lenses then even better. If you have separate rooms for them, buy a monitor which is expandable and supports multiple cameras.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What is VOX?

VOX is nothing but the 'sound activation' feature. It turns the parent unit on in case of unusual sounds like a loud cry or rolling over.

VOX is nothing but the 'sound activation' feature. It turns the parent unit on in case of unusual sounds like a loud cry or rolling over.

3.2 Is baby monitor a suitable replacement of adult supervision?

No. A baby monitor can never substitute for adult supervision. They are a mere extra set of ears and eyes to keep a tab on the baby. They can alert you about a situation before it becomes severe, such as your baby is coughing, or making some other sign of distress.

No. A baby monitor can never substitute for adult supervision. They are a mere extra set of ears and eyes to keep a tab on the baby. They can alert you about a situation before it becomes severe, such as your baby is coughing, or making some other sign of distress.

3.3 How wide a range do I need?

The coverage range is mentioned on the packaging; however, that can vary considering the walls, or home’s wiring, or interference with the frequency. Therefore, it is advised to test a monitor as soon as you get it home. It is even better if there is a return policy because if it doesn’t meet your purpose, then you can return it.

The coverage range is mentioned on the packaging; however, that can vary considering the walls, or home’s wiring, or interference with the frequency. Therefore, it is advised to test a monitor as soon as you get it home. It is even better if there is a return policy because if it doesn’t meet your purpose, then you can return it.

3.4 How long will I have to use a baby monitor?

For the first few months, you’ll need the monitor with you to know when your baby is asleep or awake. However, as the baby reaches six months and starts being a sound sleeper, you can keep the monitor on at a lower volume, so you only hear if your baby is agitated.

For the first few months, you’ll need the monitor with you to know when your baby is asleep or awake. However, as the baby reaches six months and starts being a sound sleeper, you can keep the monitor on at a lower volume, so you only hear if your baby is agitated.

3.5 How can I secure m baby from prying neighbours and hackers?

Hacking is possible if you are using a Wifi-enabled baby monitor. However, if you update the firewalls periodically, the chances of hacking get reduced by a considerable amount. Moreover, baby monitors with a 2.4 GHz FHSS wireless transmission are fully encrypted and it is a great way to say 'no' to hackers.

Hacking is possible if you are using a Wifi-enabled baby monitor. However, if you update the firewalls periodically, the chances of hacking get reduced by a considerable amount. Moreover, baby monitors with a 2.4 GHz FHSS wireless transmission are fully encrypted and it is a great way to say 'no' to hackers.

3.6 Can several people view video streaming at once?

Yes. Several people viewing the same video is possible only when you grant permission which will require you to share the passcode with another person who would like to view it.

Yes. Several people viewing the same video is possible only when you grant permission which will require you to share the passcode with another person who would like to view it.

3.7 For how long can I use my baby monitor?

Usually, baby monitors have a battery life of 8-10 hours. If you don’t want to recharge the batteries more than once a day, then it is best if you use them during the night time or when you need it the most.

Usually, baby monitors have a battery life of 8-10 hours. If you don’t want to recharge the batteries more than once a day, then it is best if you use them during the night time or when you need it the most.

3.8 Are baby video monitors safe to use?

As long as you take precautions, yes, baby monitors are safe to use. The Wi-Fi baby monitor is most secured when setting with the WPA2 security standard. To ensure your child’s safety, keep the monitor at least 5 to 6 feet away from the baby.

As long as you take precautions, yes, baby monitors are safe to use. The Wi-Fi baby monitor is most secured when setting with the WPA2 security standard. To ensure your child’s safety, keep the monitor at least 5 to 6 feet away from the baby.

3.9 What is the ideal range of a baby monitor?

Furniture, floor and insulation between the walls can intervene with the signal. Therefore, in the case of a small room, a minimum of 250-400 feet is necessary. If your house has two or more floors, a baby monitor with a minimum 600-700 feet coverage range will be suitable.

Furniture, floor and insulation between the walls can intervene with the signal. Therefore, in the case of a small room, a minimum of 250-400 feet is necessary. If your house has two or more floors, a baby monitor with a minimum 600-700 feet coverage range will be suitable.

3.10 How to stop the battery from draining quickly?

Turn down the volume as higher volume drains more battery. Disable sound-activation or light-activated sound sensors when not required as they lower battery life. Keeping the screen brightness low will also significantly reduce battery power consumption.

Turn down the volume as higher volume drains more battery. Disable sound-activation or light-activated sound sensors when not required as they lower battery life. Keeping the screen brightness low will also significantly reduce battery power consumption.

3.11 Can I use my phone as a baby monitor?

Many parents want to reuse their old smartphones as a camera in their baby’s bedroom and stream the video feed via Skype or Facetime. There is no harm doing that, in fact, that will save a considerable amount of money. However, infrared night vision is one of the essential features of a baby monitor, and your old phone might not have the capacity to see in the dark. Moreover, we believe Skype or Facetime is suitable for an office meeting or a simple few hours call and are not built to be used over a long time. If the call drops, you’ll have to run back to your baby’s bedroom to turn it back on.

Many parents want to reuse their old smartphones as a camera in their baby’s bedroom and stream the video feed via Skype or Facetime. There is no harm doing that, in fact, that will save a considerable amount of money. However, infrared night vision is one of the essential features of a baby monitor, and your old phone might not have the capacity to see in the dark. Moreover, we believe Skype or Facetime is suitable for an office meeting or a simple few hours call and are not built to be used over a long time. If the call drops, you’ll have to run back to your baby’s bedroom to turn it back on.

3.12 What time is best till which a baby monitor should be used?

There is no particular time limit. Parents use a baby monitor as per their need. However, most of them use it until their baby long past the toddler stage. Or you can stop using it once your baby starts sleeping through the whole night, which happens after six months in the majority of cases.

There is no particular time limit. Parents use a baby monitor as per their need. However, most of them use it until their baby long past the toddler stage. Or you can stop using it once your baby starts sleeping through the whole night, which happens after six months in the majority of cases.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for baby monitors

4.1 How to use a baby monitor safely?

  • The cord should be at least 3 feet away from the crib to avoid accidents from strangulation.

  • Try not to keep the monitor out of the crib. In fact, keep it several feet away from kid’s exploring hands.

  • Movement monitors are indeed sensitive to the baby’s motion and even breathing patterns. But, institutes like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Health do not recommend movement monitors to prevent SIDS-sudden infant death syndrome.

  • No matter how many advanced features are there in a baby monitor, it can never replace the eyes and ears of a human.

  • The cord should be at least 3 feet away from the crib to avoid accidents from strangulation.

  • Try not to keep the monitor out of the crib. In fact, keep it several feet away from kid’s exploring hands.

  • Movement monitors are indeed sensitive to the baby’s motion and even breathing patterns. But, institutes like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Health do not recommend movement monitors to prevent SIDS-sudden infant death syndrome.

  • No matter how many advanced features are there in a baby monitor, it can never replace the eyes and ears of a human.

4.2 How to clean a baby monitor?

  • Clean the monitor with a damp cloth and not an anti-static material.

  • Do not clean any unit of the product with cleaning agents, thinners or abrasive solvents and chemicals as it can cause permanent damage to the product.

  • Do not keep the monitor in hot, humid areas or under direct sunlight.

  • Do not let the baby monitor get wet.

  • A baby monitor is a technical product; therefore, if anything goes wrong, seek professional help and do not try to repair it yourself.

  • Handle monitors with care. Do not hold them by the antenna, as they are fragile.

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on placement and usage.

  • Clean the monitor with a damp cloth and not an anti-static material.

  • Do not clean any unit of the product with cleaning agents, thinners or abrasive solvents and chemicals as it can cause permanent damage to the product.

  • Do not keep the monitor in hot, humid areas or under direct sunlight.

  • Do not let the baby monitor get wet.

  • A baby monitor is a technical product; therefore, if anything goes wrong, seek professional help and do not try to repair it yourself.

  • Handle monitors with care. Do not hold them by the antenna, as they are fragile.

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on placement and usage.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about baby monitors

5.1 The baby monitor was invented and first released to the market in 1937.

5.2 The baby monitor became famous in 1999 when there was an increase in the number of cases involving nannies ill-treating babies.

5.3 As per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a minimum of seven children have died since 2002 in the US after being strangled by monitor cords. 

5.4 The first baby monitor allowing two-way communication was introduced in 1997.

5.1 The baby monitor was invented and first released to the market in 1937.

5.2 The baby monitor became famous in 1999 when there was an increase in the number of cases involving nannies ill-treating babies.

5.3 As per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a minimum of seven children have died since 2002 in the US after being strangled by monitor cords. 

5.4 The first baby monitor allowing two-way communication was introduced in 1997.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best baby monitors in India

Our research for best baby monitors begins with what actually the product does and for what all purposes parents use it for. Once that was done, we were quick in listing out the essential features. We shortlisted the products based on crucial features. To finalize our top seven best baby monitors of 2021, we tend to customer reviews and ratings.

Our research for best baby monitors begins with what actually the product does and for what all purposes parents use it for. Once that was done, we were quick in listing out the essential features. We shortlisted the products based on crucial features. To finalize our top seven best baby monitors of 2021, we tend to customer reviews and ratings.

6.1 Infant Optics Dxr-8

Infant Optics is one of the leading company in the world when it comes to baby products. The Dxr-8 baby monitor from this brand is our favourite and number one on the list for several reasons.

It comes with numerous features, including both primary and luxury. We would like to make read more straightforward for you as it comes with all the possible features you can think of except lullabies and stories.

Starting from our top three features, it comes with a transmitter for parents, has 3.5 inches widescreen and has a two-way audio function. Further, the brand claims that it is the first baby monitor with an interchangeable lens. Therefore, you have complete vision control of the baby’s room. Whether the camera is placed near or far from the baby, you will get an entire image.

Security and privacy are also fundamental, and when you are buying a branded product, you must expect it. Dxr-8 has 2.4GHz FHSS wireless transmission, which provides 100% digital privacy and security. The product has a decent battery life which you can expect form any high-quality baby monitor, i.e. 10 hours in power-saving mode, 6 hours with the display screen constantly on.

Speaking of primary features, be it tilt-pan control, sound activation, remote zoom in and out, temperature monitoring, screen off-audio on, it has them all.

Infant Optics is one of the leading company in the world when it comes to baby products. The Dxr-8 baby monitor from this brand is our favourite and number one on the list for several reasons.

It comes with numerous features, including both primary and luxury. We would like to make read more straightforward for you as it comes with all the possible features you can think of except lullabies and stories.

Starting from our top three features, it comes with a transmitter for parents, has 3.5 inches widescreen and has a two-way audio function. Further, the brand claims that it is the first baby monitor with an interchangeable lens. Therefore, you have complete vision control of the baby’s room. Whether the camera is placed near or far from the baby, you will get an entire image.

Security and privacy are also fundamental, and when you are buying a branded product, you must expect it. Dxr-8 has 2.4GHz FHSS wireless transmission, which provides 100% digital privacy and security. The product has a decent battery life which you can expect form any high-quality baby monitor, i.e. 10 hours in power-saving mode, 6 hours with the display screen constantly on.

Speaking of primary features, be it tilt-pan control, sound activation, remote zoom in and out, temperature monitoring, screen off-audio on, it has them all.

6.2 Nooie Cam 360

Nooie Cam 360 is a Wi-Fi baby monitor consisting of a small camera and an app that acts as the parent unit on your smartphone. As compared to out winner, it is relatively inexpensive, and a few corners have been cut to get to that low price. However, it does a fantastic job of monitoring a baby.

Amongst our top features, it does have two-way audio, and as far as the screen size is concerned, since this an app-based device, screen size can be as small or big as your smartphone screen.

It has a 360-degree pan and tilt, and with a 1080p high-definition video mode, you get excellent video quality. Furthermore, it not only has a sound detection feature but motion sensors as well. The night vision is also very clear.

Speaking of the two-way audio feature, it is not just present, but the voice is loud and clear. Since the lullabies and stories function is missing, so you can use two-way audio to sing a lullaby to your child.

One of the unique features of Cam 360 is the storage feature. Video is recorded on the app and stored in your phone’s photo album. You can record locally on the SD card, or you can subscribe for secure cloud storage. You can anytime share the videos with your family and friends if they have the same app.

Besides, the 2.4GHz WiFI network ensures complete security and privacy.

Nooie Cam 360 is a Wi-Fi baby monitor consisting of a small camera and an app that acts as the parent unit on your smartphone. As compared to out winner, it is relatively inexpensive, and a few corners have been cut to get to that low price. However, it does a fantastic job of monitoring a baby.

Amongst our top features, it does have two-way audio, and as far as the screen size is concerned, since this an app-based device, screen size can be as small or big as your smartphone screen.

It has a 360-degree pan and tilt, and with a 1080p high-definition video mode, you get excellent video quality. Furthermore, it not only has a sound detection feature but motion sensors as well. The night vision is also very clear.

Speaking of the two-way audio feature, it is not just present, but the voice is loud and clear. Since the lullabies and stories function is missing, so you can use two-way audio to sing a lullaby to your child.

One of the unique features of Cam 360 is the storage feature. Video is recorded on the app and stored in your phone’s photo album. You can record locally on the SD card, or you can subscribe for secure cloud storage. You can anytime share the videos with your family and friends if they have the same app.

Besides, the 2.4GHz WiFI network ensures complete security and privacy.

6.3 Babysense Video Baby Monitor

The Babysense video monitor is a very smart Wi-Fi connected baby monitor which gives crystal clear picture during both day and night time. It has both the parent unit and two-way audio function. We admire its 2.4 inches screen size as well because that makes the transmitter compact and portable.

Unlike our first two baby monitors, this one comes with lullabies. One feature which the existing users have highlighted in their review is ‘eco-mode’. Using this feature, you can turn the monitor’s screen and speaker off, and they will turn on only when the camera will detect any noise in your baby’s room. This has an added advantage- it saves battery. However, this feature doesn’t work when you are using the monitor for more than one camera.

Additionally, the baby monitor has a temperature sensor, infrared night vision, and a wide range of coverage. It uses 2.4 GHz FHSS Technology, so there are no security concerns as well.

The Babysense video monitor is a very smart Wi-Fi connected baby monitor which gives crystal clear picture during both day and night time. It has both the parent unit and two-way audio function. We admire its 2.4 inches screen size as well because that makes the transmitter compact and portable.

Unlike our first two baby monitors, this one comes with lullabies. One feature which the existing users have highlighted in their review is ‘eco-mode’. Using this feature, you can turn the monitor’s screen and speaker off, and they will turn on only when the camera will detect any noise in your baby’s room. This has an added advantage- it saves battery. However, this feature doesn’t work when you are using the monitor for more than one camera.

Additionally, the baby monitor has a temperature sensor, infrared night vision, and a wide range of coverage. It uses 2.4 GHz FHSS Technology, so there are no security concerns as well.

6.4 HelloBaby 3.2” Video Baby Monitor

The hello baby remote wireless baby monitor is an attractive and reliable device. It is our best value baby monitor as it gives maximum features amongst all our listed monitors at the best price. It has a 12 hours battery life while on power-saving mode and 8 hours when the screen is in use.

Besides, the power-saving mode, also called VOX, it has a super clear video sound and black & white night vision function. You need not worry about security & privacy as it has 2.4 GHz wireless technology. It can be expanded up to four cameras.

The screen is pretty wide at 3.2 inches and has an impressive transmission range of 960 feet. It has eight pre-installed lullabies to soothe your baby. And if that doesn’t work, you can always use a two-way audio system to talk to your child or calm him or her. The other essential features like temperature sensor, sound activation, eight-level alarm setting, 2x digital zoom are also present.

The hello baby remote wireless baby monitor is an attractive and reliable device. It is our best value baby monitor as it gives maximum features amongst all our listed monitors at the best price. It has a 12 hours battery life while on power-saving mode and 8 hours when the screen is in use.

Besides, the power-saving mode, also called VOX, it has a super clear video sound and black & white night vision function. You need not worry about security & privacy as it has 2.4 GHz wireless technology. It can be expanded up to four cameras.

The screen is pretty wide at 3.2 inches and has an impressive transmission range of 960 feet. It has eight pre-installed lullabies to soothe your baby. And if that doesn’t work, you can always use a two-way audio system to talk to your child or calm him or her. The other essential features like temperature sensor, sound activation, eight-level alarm setting, 2x digital zoom are also present.

6.5 Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Motorola MBP33 is an excellent monitor to keep a watch on your little one. It works well not only during daylight but also when it is pitch dark. The 2.8 inches LCD screen works excellent with infrared night vision. The daytime view comes in full colour, while the night vision mode is black & white.

It is a portable device. You can carry around the house easily. It also has sort of a “kick-stand” on the back to keep it on the table. It facilitates remote tilt, pan and zoom function to get a better view of your child and the room. It is a user-friendly baby monitor with side buttons performing various functions-video off/on, volume control, zoom, menu navigation.

We like the adjustable volume setting feature. The loudest setting will wake you up even when there is a little move, while the lowest will wake you only when your baby is crying loudly. It has a light-up indicator as well in case you don’t want to be disturbed by the sound at all. There is no issue of security as well due to 2.4 GHz FHSS wireless technology.

It has five in-built lullabies and a two-way audio feature. Moreover, battery life is of 8-10 hours. All in all, it is a go-to product. However, if you want a bigger screen size, get the MBP36 model. It has 3.5 inches screen.

Motorola MBP33 is an excellent monitor to keep a watch on your little one. It works well not only during daylight but also when it is pitch dark. The 2.8 inches LCD screen works excellent with infrared night vision. The daytime view comes in full colour, while the night vision mode is black & white.

It is a portable device. You can carry around the house easily. It also has sort of a “kick-stand” on the back to keep it on the table. It facilitates remote tilt, pan and zoom function to get a better view of your child and the room. It is a user-friendly baby monitor with side buttons performing various functions-video off/on, volume control, zoom, menu navigation.

We like the adjustable volume setting feature. The loudest setting will wake you up even when there is a little move, while the lowest will wake you only when your baby is crying loudly. It has a light-up indicator as well in case you don’t want to be disturbed by the sound at all. There is no issue of security as well due to 2.4 GHz FHSS wireless technology.

It has five in-built lullabies and a two-way audio feature. Moreover, battery life is of 8-10 hours. All in all, it is a go-to product. However, if you want a bigger screen size, get the MBP36 model. It has 3.5 inches screen.

6.6 Summer Infant Glimpse Plus

Summer Infant Glimpse Plus might be second last on our list, but it is equipped with most of the necessary baby monitor features. Starting with screen size and two-way audio, it has a wide 3.5 inches screen, and it allows two-way talk-back to the baby.

Both security and privacy have been taken care of by brand with 100% digital technology. It displays room temperature and allows remote tilt, pan and zoom. Speaking of batteries, it has a decent battery life and comes with rechargeable batteries; however, if you want to recharge only once a day the use VOX feature.

The kick-stand for tabletop convenience, adjustable volume and sound-activated LED lights are some of the features which resemble Motorola MBP33. Besides, it is equipped with video brightness as well.

Summer Infant Glimpse Plus might be second last on our list, but it is equipped with most of the necessary baby monitor features. Starting with screen size and two-way audio, it has a wide 3.5 inches screen, and it allows two-way talk-back to the baby.

Both security and privacy have been taken care of by brand with 100% digital technology. It displays room temperature and allows remote tilt, pan and zoom. Speaking of batteries, it has a decent battery life and comes with rechargeable batteries; however, if you want to recharge only once a day the use VOX feature.

The kick-stand for tabletop convenience, adjustable volume and sound-activated LED lights are some of the features which resemble Motorola MBP33. Besides, it is equipped with video brightness as well.

6.7 SereneLife Video Baby Monitor Long Range-SLBCAM10

Finally, we conclude our list with the SereneLife SLBCAM10. The sole reason it has secured this position is due to the very small screen size, i.e. 2 inches. Otherwise, it comes with some attractive features.

It has VOX mode, alarm settings, 2.4ghz wireless technology for protection, built-in microphones and a speaker to listen and talk to your baby. It can measure room temperature. It has a unique clip-on feature making the baby monitor super portable. Last but not least, it has a whopping 24-hour battery life as well. Checkout reviews and comparison of best diapers for baby, best baby pillows, best baby formula, best baby swings, best baby cribs, best school bags, best board games in India.

Finally, we conclude our list with the SereneLife SLBCAM10. The sole reason it has secured this position is due to the very small screen size, i.e. 2 inches. Otherwise, it comes with some attractive features.

It has VOX mode, alarm settings, 2.4ghz wireless technology for protection, built-in microphones and a speaker to listen and talk to your baby. It can measure room temperature. It has a unique clip-on feature making the baby monitor super portable. Last but not least, it has a whopping 24-hour battery life as well. Checkout reviews and comparison of best diapers for baby, best baby pillows, best baby formula, best baby swings, best baby cribs, best school bags, best board games in India.